Authors And Books Trivia Knowledge! Quiz

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Authors And Books Trivia Knowledge! Quiz

Below is an author and book trivia that is designed for all the book lovers out there. Not only does it test your understanding of some of the popular literary works but also on some gems, most people do not know about. Do you think you can tackle it? Do give it a try and be sure to share your score in the comment section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rupert Murdoch is originally from _____________.
  • 2. 
    In the book, The New Culture of Learning, John Seely Brown argues all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Given today's accelerating pace of change, autodidacticism is less important than in the past.

    • B. 

      Understanding play is critical to understanding learning.

    • C. 

      Innovation is more important than ever – but turns on our ability to cultivate imagination.

    • D. 

      The world is changing faster than ever and our skill sets have a shorter life.

  • 3. 
    Niall Ferguson and Thomas Friedman agree that China's model of authoritarian government combined with a capitalistic economy will lead to its inevitable ascension to overtake the United States and become the world's foremost superpower. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The following are true of the Long Tail, EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      "The misses are becoming as profitable as the hits."

    • B. 

      Falling distribution and inventory costs enable it.

    • C. 

      Brick and mortar stores selling popular albums use it.

    • D. 

      Netflix is said to have exploited a long tail strategy.

  • 5. 
    An argument of the book, Free, is that we have seen the rise of the ________ economy, whereby we can all now be public figures and (re)broadcasters. 
  • 6. 
    All of the following are true of the Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet article EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      The traditional internet has already been overtaken by the development of mobile apps.

    • B. 

      Research shows the proportion of all US Internet traffic that is web browser based to be increasing.

    • C. 

      The previous free-wheeling nature of the Web is coming to an end.

    • D. 

      Dedicated platforms often work better than the web or fit better into peoples' lives (the screen comes to them, they don’t have to go to the screen).

  • 7. 
    All of the following are currently owned by News Corp, EXCEPT: 
    • A. 

      Wall Street Journal

    • B. 

      IGN

    • C. 

      Fox News

    • D. 

      MySpace

  • 8. 
    News Corp is not a media conglomerate--unlike Viacom or Time Warner--because its various businesses never overlap in terms of profits or incentives. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    At the initial hearing for the phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch, shocked the world--and blindsided the prosecution's case--by announcing his retirement from NewsCorp. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Mimi Ito describes the trajectory of participation for young learners as one of Hanging Out, Messing Around, and _______ Out. 
  • 11. 
    In the book, That Used to Be Us, Thomas Friedman argues that a commitment to education, innovation, and work ethic is on the decline in countries such as China, India, and Brazil. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    All of the following are amongst Niall Ferguson's six killer apps of progress, EXCEPT:  
    • A. 

      Competition

    • B. 

      Science

    • C. 

      Property

    • D. 

      Religion

    • E. 

      Consumerism